WELCOME TO THE PICADOR BOOKS DEDICATED WORLD BOOK NIGHT SITE
What is World Book Night?
World Book Night represents the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted in the UK and Ireland.
On Saturday, 5 March 2011, one million books were given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland. 20,000 givers gave 48 copies each of their chosen book to whomever they chose on World Book Night.
In 2012, Picador had two outstanding, bestselling books on the list of 25 books for givers to choose from: Emma Donoghue’s Room and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
We're delighted that we have another title on the list for 2013: Jackie Kay's beautiful memoir Red Dust Road.
The Picador World Book Night site is a platform for givers, receivers and fans of Picador's books in general to share their views and experiences of World Book Night and the titles involved.
For World Book Night 2011 we were honoured to have Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife in the list of titles selected to be shared. With two more titles selected for World Book Night 2012, we want to give our readers and all those who have chosen these three titles a platform to share why you have chosen them, to discuss amongst yourselves and with us what it is you love about these books, why you chose to give them, and to share your experiences - the good, the bad, and the simply hilarious.
This site is also a source of information for current and potential givers and receivers, and has guidance on how to get involved in World Book Night, alongside information on our selected titles, authors and events. Most importantly, you will be able to get advice from former givers and receivers, who have kindly takent he time to share with you all their experiences and offer you a few tips on the dos and don'ts.
For us at Picador Books, World Book Night is about you: you choose the books, you share the books, you receive them and, crucially, you read them. The beauty of World Book Night is the social connections it creates, a bond that is so special and beautifil that we wanted to extend it beyond that one night, starting now and continuing on.